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Peter Cafe & Scrimshaw Museum

rua Tenente Valadim 9, Horta, Faial Island, Portugal
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Easy eating in a friendly setting

All tourists might try to eat at this restaurant. It is set in the heart of Horta and its local... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Aylesbury, England
The History is Amazing

For 2,50 euro each you get a tour of the scrimshaw museum which is the biggest of it's kind in the... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Krystie L
via mobile
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“gin and tonic” (8 reviews)
“whale bones” (3 reviews)
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rua Tenente Valadim 9, Horta, Faial Island, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All tourists might try to eat at this restaurant. It is set in the heart of Horta and its local community. It attracts clients from both tourists and the local community. It gets crowded very quickly and very early. Food is reasonable if hurriedly prepared....More

1  Thank Galle
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

For 2,50 euro each you get a tour of the scrimshaw museum which is the biggest of it's kind in the world. The tour guide is friendly and gives you detailed history of the pieces. The pieces themselves are magnificent. Quite fascinating. Definitely a spot...More

1  Thank Krystie L
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We sat on the jetty across the road which overlooks the harbour and the island of Pico. Beautiful setting and good food.

1  Thank bellamanning
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Had two meals here, a lunch and a dinner. The lunch was more pleasant because it was quieter. Dinnertime was very busy and very slow. The food was average, nothing to go out of your way for, although you sort of haven't gone to Faial...More

Thank Jill7394u48
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Whilst visiting peters cafe in faial island we took the opportunity to visit the whale bone museum which is situated above the cafe.You actually enter the museum via a staircase off the cafe and this leads to a fantastic show of items made from whale...More

Thank Kennypo20
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Stumbled in here on our first day. The decor is fun, the service was good, the food was yummy. We found out later in the week that this place has quite a story behind it and is indeed doing a great job marketing their merchandise...More

Thank Lpfetzer
Reviewed 30 September 2017

The view from the outside bar is excellent - overlooking the harbour with Pico as a backdrop. Prices are 10% higher in the outside bar than in the bar - because they carry the drinks across the road. Food is OK; nothing special, but both...More

Thank notTheStig
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The Horta scrimshaw museum is actually above the pub "Peter Cafe Sport" on the harbour side at Horta. Jose Azevedo, who founded the cafe, began collecting pieces in 1986 as a private hobby interest, though the collection grew over time. In the early years, anyone...More

Thank capdellatraveller
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Good food and interesting souvenirs of crews crossing the Atlantic! I suggest to try the fresh Tuna an the "Half Pint of Shrimps". Alsto the steak is very good. A place not to be missed!

Thank Carlorace
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I heard about peter's long time ago, and people always say good things about this place so I had to try. I went there for dinner and drinks but I stay about 3/4 hours, not because I wanted to but because I had to wait...More

Thank Lia A
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